U.S. Conference of Mayors: General International Outreach
The U.S. Conference of Mayors monitors key international issues and trends of importance to U.S. mayors and local government. The Conference works closely with the U.S. Department of State and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, monitors legislative action related to international issues, and interacts with mayoral associations and individual mayors in other nations.
Conference staff often meet with visiting mayoral delegations from other nations to 1) provide information about U.S. local government, intergovernmental relationships, and urban challenges, and 2) learn more about the role of mayor, local government, and key issues in other countries.
The Conference also maintains relationships with international bodies, such as the United Nations, and with international networks is chaired by The Honorable Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland. The committee meets twice each year, during the Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in January and during the Annual Meeting in June. Mayor William D. "Bill" Euille of Alexandria, Virginia, is Vice Chair of the committee.